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ATTO/NetApp Storage Solutions

ATTO is the only manufacturer to allow connectivity to both servers and workstations. ATTO's 16Gb & 8Gb Celerity Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters with MultiPath Director™ technology, and 10Gb FastFrame Ethernet Adapters, improve the performance and reliability of NetApp enterprise storage systems running high-performance applications for Windows®, Linux® and Mac OS® X

  • E-Series Solutions
  • FAS Solutions
  • MetroCluster
  • Interoperability

E-Series Enterprise Storage Big Data Solutions

ATTO's 16Gb and 8Gb Celerity Fibre Channel quad-, dual- and single-channel HBAs with MultiPath Director™ technology, and 10Gb FastFrame Ethernet quad-, dual- and single- channel adapters, enable NetApp's E-Series storage systems to directly connect to Mac OS X, Windows 2003, 2008, 7/XP/Vista and Linux workstations and servers for a complete heterogeneous solution. This cost-effective solution features high bandwidth, low latency and completely redundant data transfers. Pool, share and centrally manage storage resources for improved storage utilization, scalability and workflows. ATTO's high-performance products, together with NetApp's E-Series storage systems, provide Big Data solutions for analytics, high bandwidth and large content in the following industries: Financial Services, the Public Sector, Media & Entertainment, Healthcare, Energy, Government Labs and Research.

ATTO HBAs provide connectivity and support for NetApp's following Big Data initiatives:

Compatible Operating Systems:

  • Windows

    Windows® XP, Vista, 7

  • Mac

    Mac® OS X 10.5x
    or later

  • Linux

    SUSE Linux,
    Red Hat Linux

FAS Enterprise Storage Fibre Channel Solutions

Celerity 8Gb/s Fibre Channel quad, dual and single channel host bus adapters are the only Fibre Channel HBAs that enable Mac OS® X workstations and servers as well as Windows® and Linux servers to directly connect with FAS enterprise storage systems from NetApp. Boost performance and productivity by using ATTO Fibre Channel HBAs, with advanced load balancing capabilities, to get the most out of NetApp's flexible and efficient storage systems.

NetApp Storage Topology

Key Benefits:

  • High-Availability Storage - Directly attach multiple Mac hosts to enterprise class NetApp Storage in a SAN for real time access to data
  • High-Performance Connectivity - load balancing and ATTO's ADS™ Technology ensure highest consistent performance
  • Increased Productivity - aggregate multiple FC links for data-intensive multimedia applications
  • Simplified Management - create and manage shared storage using ATTO's Configuration Tool

Compatible Operating Systems:

  • Mac

    Mac® OS X 10.5x
    or later

* All FAS installations with ATTO Celerity Fibre Channel HBAs require a Product Variance Request.

NetApp MetroCluster

The ATTO FibreBridge™ 6500N, a SAS-to-Fibre Channel bridge, included in NetApp MetroCluster environments, enables MetroCluster storage connectivity to include SAS disk shelves in both stretch and fabric MetroCluster environments to take advantage of higher density SAS and SATA disks and resilient backend SAS storage architecture.

Two bridges are deployed per stack of either SAS or SATA disks. The inclusion of the ATTO FibreBridge 6500N Fibre Channel-to-SAS bridge in the MetroCluster also enables:

  • SAS/SATA disk storage to integrate into a Fibre Channel SAN
  • Increased availability and scalability while allowing the use of direct attached storage on a shared Fibre Channel network
  • Connection of newer, faster and higher capacity SAS drive technology to your existing 2, 4 or 8Gb Fibre Channel SAN
  • Management of disk drive and communication errors between targets and initiators

ATTO Qualified Products

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NetApp Media Content Management Solution
ATTO FibreBridge 6500N

A minimum of two FibreBridge 6500Ns are required
per storage rack in MetroCluster installations

The 6500N is fully integrated with Data ONTAP

The MetroCluster is sold directly through NetApp.

ATTO Celerity 16Gb & 8Gb Fibre Channel HBAs and FastFrame 10Gb Ethernet Adapters have been rigorously tested by NetApp with the FAS and E-Series Enterprise Storage Systems. ATTO products provide high-performance connectivity to FAS and E-Series storage, allowing Mac OS® X, Windows® and Linux clients to take advantage of the high-availability features of NetApp storage.

ATTO's Tested Compatibility with NetApp
NetApp Systems ATTO Products
16Gb Celerity
Fibre Channel HBAs
8Gb Celerity
Fibre Channel HBAs
10Gb FastFrame Ethernet Adapters ThunderLink FC 1082
FAS Enterprise Storage Series
FAS2000 Series*
  • N/A
  • Mac OS X
  • N/A
  • N/A
FAS3100 Series*
  • N/A
  • Mac OS X
  • N/A
  • N/A
FAS6000 Series*
  • N/A
  • Mac OS X
  • N/A
  • N/A
E-Series
E2600
  • Linux
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows
  • Mac OS X
E5400
  • Linux
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows
  • Mac OS X
E2700
  • Linux
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows
  • N/A
  • Mac OS X
E5500
  • Linux
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows
  • N/A
  • Mac OS X
EF540 Flash
  • Linux
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows
  • N/A
  • Mac OS X
EF550 Flash
  • Linux
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows
  • N/A
  • Mac OS X

* Product Variance Request (PVR) required